Grateful Dead Live at Hampton Coliseum on 1981-05-01
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Jim Wise's Master FOB Audience Cassette > Sennheiser 421 mics> Sony D5 cassette deck > DAT > CDR; via Scott Clugston
- Master FOB Audience Cassette > Sennheiser 421 mics> Sony D5 cassette deck > DAT > CDR
- Hampton, VA
- Taped by
- Jim Wise
- Transferred by
- Hampton Coliseum
Subject: Beethoven's 6th
Subject: Oh what a night
Subject: Let it Grow
Subject: Second Set Magic
I know I know... I may have taken this analogy a bit far but something about the way this second set played out has all the emotion and drama of that early 19th century Beethoven. Oh well.
Otherwise this is a great AUD with a fantastic mix. Play it loud.
Subject: good Franklin's
Subject: 1st set 5 stars
Just starting 2nd set now, although have heard this 2nd set many times every times different.
For those of you/us who are sober here they say every time you read the Big Book something new jumps out at you. Same thing here with this show.
Everything in this show is great, but check especially that crazy Deal to close the first set - I defy you to sit still as Jerry begins his solo...Stranger is acid-disco cool, the vocal jam on He's Gone wonderfully bluesy, the Wheel haunting, delicate....just let yourself drift on out with this one, guys.
Subject: mellow? huh?
The segment spanning "He's Gone" and "Other One" is surprisingly cursory. Like they finally ran out of steam. Great, great show though. I am back for repeat listens.
Subject: A Great Hampton Show
Subject: next night might be better
Subject: Pre-FM doesn't necessarily mean SBD
Subject: Seriously doubt this is an AUD
Subject: Who needs SB's?
Subject: Good Sound, Great Energy
highly rec'd on the sound (incredible FOB)and the 85'- like energy.
Subject: real nice 81 aud recording
I love the Me & uncle>Big River Althea and Stranger>Franklins>Lost>Saint. Brents doing some killer stuff on Stranger all over the place so sick Jerry leads im the jam are so insane. This is Prime Jerry Garcia and The Boys are smokin right along with him. This single night at Hampton was such a hot night of Dead history. Some of The Dead at their finest. i love how Jerry sounds singing in 1981. My favorite shows of '81 would be the Greek run. The epitomy of the Dead, I mean those recordings are something to be treasured in my book. Holy Grail level- this show rocks too and so does Long Beach.
I am going by the reviews and downloading it now. I will come back and revise my five-star review if there is anything disappointing about this... judging from the number of reviews, though, I doubt I will have to come back.
Subject: OMG did you forget this show?
Subject: Somebody forgot to tell Jerry this was not a JGB show
ANyone else agree?
Subject: Nice recording
All that aside, a great show from 81 and a worthy recording to take the place of the SB download that isn't here...:-P
Subject: Outstanding AUD tape & show
The Dead loved Hampton; you'll love this show.
Subject: sndbrds as streams
Subject: to get the soundboards
THIS IS STILL BETTER THAN THE OLD DAYS WHEN YOU COULDN'T EVEN FIND TAPERS OR ANYONE WITH TAPES, SPREAD THE WORD !!! SEEMS TO ME THAT PEOPLE ARE GETTING A LITTLE SPOILED AROUND HERE, FORGOTTON ABOUT THERE ROOTS !!!
Subject: Great AUD!
Subject: One of the best GD Aud Sources
4.5 really, 4 star performance, 5 star audience quality
Subject: Good Show
This is the first time I have heard the Franklins, which I seem to remember freakin me out. Now I know why.
Other than the Lost Sailor>St of Circumstance beatdown(if you were seeing a lot of shows at this time, you know what I mean), a fine effort. Made all the better by festival seating, which we didnt see too often on the East Coast.
Quite frankly, we had to see a lot of shows to find the gems like this. Not that is wasnt fun, but these types of shows are what kept me going to so many shows.
Subject: Good God!
Subject: The first set is what the Dead is all about...IMO!
BTW...Jerry's rippin' it up...my favs are Tennessee Jed and Let it Grow; one of the most organic versions this side of the Mississippi.
Download and share with your non-head friends.
"Deal" will suck them in...I swear it.
Subject: Wow, indeed!
Subject: Got it? Get it.
The other thing about this show is that Jerry is torching the Hampton Coliseum on this particular night. It takes exceptional playing to get me to listen to a first set more than once, and I love this one. All around great show. If you are interested enough to be reading this review, then you need this show. Get it.
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